G.J. Gardner Homes Wodonga has been supporting our community tree planting projects since 2013, and in that time, we have planted 7,485 trees in the Wodonga District due to their generous support. Every year, Fifteen Trees plants 15 native trees for every new home built by the Wodonga team.
This year, Adam and Simone Gregor purchased 675 native trees for their beautiful Wodonga region in northern Victoria. The original inhabitants and traditional owners of this land near Albury and Wodonga are the Wiradjuri, Waveroo and Dhudhuroa people.
The trees were planted by the Upper Kiewa Landcare Group along the West Kiewa River and were a mixture of native plants indigenous to the district. They included; Ovens Wattle, Silver Wattle, Blackwood Wattle, Swamp Gum, Kunzia, Poa Grass and Carex Sedge. This planting will provide a wildlife corridor for native birdlife such as native parrots, kookaburras, Wrens, Finches and Whip Birds. The area is also home to platypus, tortoises, snakes, lizards, possums and of course Kangaroos.
Thank you to Adam and Simone and the entire GJG team at Wodonga for the plants which you have provided us. You have enabled the rehabilitation of a seriously degraded landscape along the Upper Kiewa River and provided a pleasing outlook along the Kiewa River Trail which the walkers and riders appreciate.
John Gibbons | Committee Member | Upper Kiewa Landcare
G.J. Gardner’s core business is building homes. Safe, secure places for families to grow and thrive for many years to come. We love that alongside this G.J. Gardner is planting forests, which is very much the same thing; safe, secure places for fauna and flora to grow and thrive for many years to come.
Huge thank you to Adam and Simone for your 10 year commitment to our tree planting projects.
Writer: Colleen Filippa
With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.
Fifteen Trees helps individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint through sponsoring Australian community tree planting projects.
Fifteen Trees acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where we work, live and learn.